Wild rocket

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viettaclark

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Wild rocket
« on: March 19, 2017, 14:20 »
Hi all....hope someone can help please....
I grow a big tub of wild rocket every year and usually let it seed itself but had very few flowers last year. I have cut it right back but will it re-grow from the root or do I have to buy more seed?

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mumofstig

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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 14:24 »
If it has been left to set seed in previous years, I think there should still be enough seed in the soil for some to germinate when it gets warmer  :)
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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 20:37 »
I cut mine back in the spring, and off It goes. This year though, it's looking a bit old and tired like me. So I may reseed.
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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 13:08 »
True wild rocket is a perennial plant.  Most rocket seeds sold are not real wild rocket and are annuals.

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Re: Wild rocket
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 13:43 »
There are 2 wild types - The very strong tasting annual/short lived perennial, still a wild form, with thin divided leaves and white flowers, there are many 'not so peppery, bigger leaved' varieties bred from it.
http://www.organiccatalogue.com/Seeds-Vegetable-Seeds-Vegetable-Seeds-P-R-Rocket/c21_22_23_41/p1447/ROCKET-Wild/product_info.html?osCsid=a4d3a2653c7e75fa5665b35fae2d6090

The other is wall rocket, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, another wild form, which is perennial and has yellow flowers..
http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/salad-seeds/wild-rocket-duchy-originals-organic-seeds/gwd4723TM

Both varieties are picked wild in Greece, but the wall rocket picked there,can be quite tough, almost prickly, to eat raw so most often cooked in green herb pies.



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